Security Consultations make the difference between security companies that businesses might hire for the safety and security of their goods, facilities and employees. A company that is providing excellent services will employ well educated and experienced consultants, who will look at facilities and existing security plans and client expectations and create a comprehensive safety and security plan. The security plan will include a security assessment, recommendations, training manual for the guards and employees, customized post orders, emergency plan and much more.
A business hires consultants and security companies protecting the most important assets of their business. Therefore, it is extremely important to hire the right company. A company that does not offer consultations and does not employ security consultants with the necessary education and credentials will not be the right company. Every aspect of the security plan must be overseen by a security consultant that has experience and credentials, because in the worst case scenario the right preparation might make the difference between life and death. In a region where natural disasters reoccur frequently and crime statistics are rising it is extremely important for businesses to partner with the right company.
In my experience as a security specialist I have met with business owners and business managers that hire security companies strictly by price or proximity to their business. That would be a big mistake, because most of the time the companies that offer the lowest price do not provide security consultations. That means they are not training their own staff and the staff of their clients appropriately. In case of a disaster or an emergency they will not be prepared to meet the challenges of the situation.
Recently a security guard was shot while providing services at an apartment building in Santa Ana. The security guard had complained to his supervisors numerous times about gang members harassing and threatening him. He had also asked for a second security guard, but the security company he worked for did not take the threats serious. Not only did the security company put their employee in harms way, but they also created a huge liability for their client.
A security company with experienced and knowledgeable consultants would have recommended a second guard and an armed guard. Additionally, they would have refused to put their employee in harms way if the client refused to follow their recommendation. Choosing the right security company and the right consultant will ensure that officers perform their job according to customized post orders and customer expectations. It will ensure that guards are well trained and prepared. The minimal additional expense will be well worth the better service and lower risk.